Obama dodges Maher question at yesterday’s “press conference”
Evidently, somebody from HuffPo (perhaps taking a cue from Sarah Palin?) went off script and Obama, as is his untelepromptered wont, panicked, pointedly ignoring the reporter and talking over the question to call on a friendlier one from a CNN scribe. The query the snubbed HuffPo reporter attempted to get Obama to address concerned the President’s acceptance, via a Super PAC, of Bill Maher’s million dollar donation — this despite Maher’s long history of vile comments against conservatives, in particular (and apropos of yesterday’s press fluffing) conservative women.
After all, if Obama was driven to phone poor put-up champion for women’s “reproductive rights” Sandra Fluke over the hateful misogynistic words of Rush Limbaugh, why is he less concerned with, say, Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a “twat” and a “cunt” very publicly? Does this not seem a fair question? Does it not speak to a kind of obvious — and perhaps even ostentatious — double standard? Does it not suggest that none of what we were watching yesterday was in any way real, that instead it was but an orchestrated bit of propaganda meant to bolster Obama’s re-election campaign, with a complaint press corp playing right along?
I guess we’ll never know.
Because luckily the press conference ended without further incident. The mainstream press has been able and willing to pretend the question was never asked. And the GOP establishment has decided to foist on us the one candidate who not only can’t tackle Obama on the individual mandate that will forever change the relationship between the government and the governed — but one who has already told us that he won’t be questioning Obama on any of these kinds of sordid inconsistencies, either.
Because like him, says the GOP establishment’s preferred candidate, President Obama loves this country. And just like the right, the left is simply given to a healthy voicing of its political opinion,s respectfully and with passion, not (as some would have it) attempting a soft coup by waging persistent attacks on individual liberty, private property rights, the rule of law, and so on.
In fact, suggesting such things is outrageous. And unhelpful. And frankly, ungentlemanly. And we’ll have none of it.
I said good day, sir!